Category Archive: Sworn Enemy

Old Stuff and New Stuff

Old Books This spring at a book signing, I realized that it’s hard to get paperback copies of some of my older titles. Bookstores only have so much shelf space, and priority naturally… Continue reading

January Review Drive

Reviews are huge for an author. They provide encouragement on those days when you wonder if all the time you put into writing is really worth it. They nudge new readers to give… Continue reading

Ebook Sale

I am thrilled to announce a special ebook sale for my WWII trilogy. Now through November 30th (Cyber Monday), Espionage, Sworn Enemy, and Deadly Alliance are only $1.99 each. These ebooks are normally… Continue reading

Paperback sale

Two of my books, Sworn Enemy and Deadly Alliance, are currently on sale in paperback format at Seagull Book. If you’re looking for a good deal and a good book (or two), I hope you’ll… Continue reading

The Good Word Podcast

This past spring I was interviewed on the Good Word Podcast. The host, Nick Galieti, interviewed as many of the Whitney finalists as he could during April and May, and since then he’s… Continue reading

Just in Time for Christmas Shopping . . .

I’m excited to announce that my publisher has packaged my first three novels together as an ebook and is offering them through Deseret Book’s Bookshelf App. So if you use Deseret Book’s App… Continue reading

A Post about Book Covers

Last Friday my next book, Deadly Alliance, went to the printer. It has front-cover artwork, a back-cover blurb, and it’s been through an editor, a copyeditor, and several proofreaders. I hope that means… Continue reading

How to Code Messages Like a WWII Spy

This blog post will take you through the steps of encoding a message using double transposition, just like British and American spies did in WWII. Should you feel like trying it out, it… Continue reading

Writing from the Opposite Gender’s Point of View

Another writer recently asked me for advice. He’s writing a novel with several point of view (POV) characters, including some female ones. So how does a man write a woman’s POV? Can a… Continue reading

Happy Memorial Day and some Sworn Enemy Links

Memorial Day I know it’s not Memorial Day yet, but the weekend is about to start, and I expect most people won’t be at their computers on Monday, so I wanted to post… Continue reading

Storymakers Wrap-up

I had a fun weekend hanging out with some of my writing friends and meeting new people at the tenth annual LDStorymakers Writer’s Conference in Provo, Utah. The highlight of the weekend was listening… Continue reading

Sweeney Todd, Sherlock Holmes, and Stephen Ambrose

A friend of mine asked me about the name of one of my characters, Sherlock. He’s in Sworn Enemy, a British medic and a paratrooper, and his real name is Richard Holmes. I… Continue reading

Sworn Enemy Launch

My new book is out! The paperback and audio versions began making their way into book stores the first week of April, and the Kindle version should be available any day now (the… Continue reading

March Madness: Creating Flawed (but likeable) Characters

No, I’m not writing about basketball (sorry). I’m writing about writing, over at a friend’s blog. I hope you’ll take a moment to visit her site. All month she’s been having other writers… Continue reading

Cover Reveal: Sworn Enemy

Here’s the cover for my new novel coming out in April: And here’s what will appear on the back cover: June 1944: As World War II rages, the people of Eastern Europe are… Continue reading

What’s in a Name? Part Two: Commander Courage and Other Names That Border on Perfection

I recently read an article about the first naval battle of Narvik, which took place in April 1940 between British and German ships in Ofotfjord (also called Narvik Fjord) in Norway. I won’t… Continue reading

My New Maps

I didn’t have a map for my first novel, Espionage. Most of the novel took place in Calais, France, so hopefully it didn’t need one. But when two test readers for my next… Continue reading

Typos and Plot Holes: An Ode to Error

For this blog post, I’m going to make fun of myself and some of the crazy stuff I find in first drafts of my novels. I hope you’ll laugh with me. If you… Continue reading

The Next Big Thing Blog Hop, week 20

There are the books everyone talks about: Twilight, Hunger Games, Fifty Shades of Gray. But what about all those books written by people you’ve never heard of? Some of them are treasures, just… Continue reading

How to cut out 16% of your manuscript and still like your novel

This spring I submitted novel number two to my publisher. They took a few months to look it over and have the evaluators analyze it, then got back to me this summer. Overall,… Continue reading